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November 3, 2008updated Feb 08, 2013

Sentient Flight Group Honors Cardmania As The Winner Of The ‘Perfect Trip’ Award

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Los Angeles, CA – Private jet card provider Sentient Flight Group, in coordination with the Breeders’ Cup, today announced Cardmania’s win in the 1993 Breeders’ Cup Sprint as the winner of the 2008 ‘Perfect Trip’ Award. Over 16,000 votes were cast in the polling by Thoroughbred racing fans all over the world. Runners up in the contest were Street Sense, who won the Juvenile in 1996, despite 15-1 odds in a 13 horse field, and Personal Ensign, who won the 1988 Distaff with 12 undefeated races prior to her last race.

Cardmania, owned by Jean Couvercelle and trained by Derek Meredith, was victorious in a surprise, come-from-behind win at the 1993 Sprint, which included an unprecedented three previous Breeders’ Cup winners in the race. Renowned Thoroughbred journalist Bob Mieszerski nominated this Perfect Trip, which was recognized for the perfect timing jockey Eddie Delahoussaye displayed, lining up Cardmania just in time to win the race and showcasing his true precision and skill as a Hall of Fame jockey.

“Just as in Thoroughbred racing, at Sentient Flight Group we believe it takes careful planning and complete dedication to create the perfect trip in the air for our clients,” said Steve Hankin CEO of Sentient Flight Group. “Cardmania’s Perfect Trip in the 1993 Breeders’ Cup Sprint truly represents the level of commitment, planning and execution it takes to be a winner at this level, and we are delighted to honor Cardmania, Jean Couvercelle and Eddie Delahoussaye with the Sentient Perfect Trip Award.”

In celebration of the 25th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Sentient and Breeders’ Cup launched the ‘Perfect Trip’ Award to offer Thoroughbred racing fans the chance to vote on their favorite winning moment from Breeders’ Cup history. Ten ‘perfect trips’ were nominated by a panel of racing experts, and thousands of fans logged on to to view footage of each trip and vote for their favorite. In total, more than 16,000 votes were cast for the award.

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